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249: Myths About Sex & Aging; The Evolution of Married Sex - Dr. Laurie Betito

On Air with Ella podcast - episode 249

Dr Laurie Betito


Our sexuality and desire evolve as we do. Both need to accommodate the myriad of physical, emotional and social changes that happen in middle-age and beyond.

Dr. Laurie Betito joins us to deep dive into this topic, including:

  • Common myths about sex and aging

  • The evolution of sex for individuals, including physical and desire changes

  • The phases in a long-term relationship: from lust to long term, changes in the WAY we desire; spontaneous vs responsive desire are different

  • Creating desire when spontaneous desire wanes

  • What changes to expect as your body ages, and what impact that has on sex

  • Submission - even in marriage - isn’t consent

  • It's never too soon - or too late - to prioritize your own pleasure

  • The truth behind "Use it or Lose it"... hint USE IT :-)

  • Why sex is often better as we age and/or mature in our own confidence

  • Sex in your 40s, 50, 60s can be the best ever but it requires a different skill-set -- more communication, longer foreplay, different positions, sexual toys and aids -- to stay hot and exciting

  • One study says women with happy, active sex lives look an average of 7 years younger than their peers (?!)

We are MORE satisfied, more FREE, more COMFORTABLE, have more of a VOICE, and more CONFIDENCE as we mature and evolve.


Dr. Laurie is a Clinical Psychologist with a specialty in sexual wellness and has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 30 years. For the last three decades she has been doing radio and television, dispensing sex and relationship advice. For 22 years she was the host of the nightly Canadian syndicated show Passion. She is a regular contributor to various magazines, newspapers and television shows.

Dr. Laurie is also President of the Sexual Health Network of Quebec, and Past President of the Canadian Sex Research Forum.

  • Dr. Laurie is the author of The Sex Bible for People Over 50

  • Dr. Laurie is also the Director of the Pornhub Sexual Wellness Center, an online sexual health information platform, and has given two TEDx talks on the subject of sexuality

  • Her weekly podcast “Passion with Dr. Laurie and Jon Pole” is available on all platforms!


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